Easter Activities in Abbey Wood


Join us Wednesday 20 March in the Pavilion, Bostall Gardens for our Easter workshops. Polly is currently working with residents on the estate to programme and plan the activities. If you want to get involved with planning workshops e-mail polly@avantgardening.org

Avant Gardening Shi Semania

Polly has recently returned from her International Fellowship residency in Ethiopia, which was organised and commissioned by Traingle Arts and Gasworks. There will be more updates and images on the Projects page soon but in the meantime why not check out the fanzine she created with residents of the condominum where she was living and working. Avant Gardening Shi Semania fanzine

Barnfield Community Feast

This Saturday, 19 March, join Avant-Gardener, Lara at the Barnfield Community Feast, where she will be planting and distributing seeds to grow in the community garden.

There will be plenty going on on the day, which is a celebration of the three years of Well London working on the estate. The feast will include a variety of stall from local organisations and community groups and there will be a talent show organised by BTEC Performing Arts students from Plumstead Manor/Negus School

Celebrating Barnfield and Long Walk Community Feast Event

Sat. 19 March, 12 - 5.30pm

Barnfield Estate, Barnfield Road, Woolwich. SE18 3HU


Topics: [Barnfield] [community engagement] [Greenwich] [growing spaces]

Avant Gardening in Ethiopia


Summer Memories

Sometimes Avant-Gardener, Katelyn Toth-Fejel of Permacouture, blogs about the simple pleasures of picking blackberries and how it influenced her practise on the Flowers in the Wood project

http://permacouturepress.tumblr.com/post/2976853452/summer-workshops-with-avant-gardening

Get Ready for Spring!


International Avant Gardening

Avant-Gardener Polly has just left the UK to start her artists' residency in Ethiopia. Updates from Polly are featured on the Projects page http://www.avantgardening.org/projects/avant-gardening-in-ethoipia

New Growing Space in Woolwich

Avant-Gardening are delighted to be working with the Friends of Barnfield and residents of the estate on the development of a new growing space. The new growing space project, named the Buds of Barnfield, has been supported by Capital Growth and its development will be overseen by Avant-Gardening, Growing Greenwich and Groundworks with additional support from Greenwich Council. To keep up to date with the project keep an eye on the Project Dirt page

D.I.Y Christmas


Walk out to Winter

It's your last chance to join artist Polly Brannan as she explores the Flowers Estate and Bostall Woods in Abbey Wood.Do you have any memories or stories to share or do you fancy a bracing walk to shake the winter cobwebs away while you explore these beautiful woods, a hidden treasure in south east London

Meet Polly outside the Pavilion in Bostall Gardens, Abbey Wood, SE2 at 11am

(walk lasts about an hour)

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation